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From Alexandro Colorado <...@oooes.org>
Subject Re: Anything we can do about premature redistribution?
Date Wed, 23 Apr 2014 15:11:55 GMT
On 3/7/14, Rob Weir <robweir@apache.org> wrote:
> Evidently we're already released, on some websites at least:
>
> http://linux.softpedia.com/get/Office/Office-Suites/Apache-OpenOffice-253.shtml
>
> How much do we care about this?   The risk, I suppose, is on
> Softpedia, that we could find a last-minute defect in the NOTICE or
> other legal files, and they find themselves distributing a package
> that is not correct.  But the practical risk there is small.
>
> The greater risk is to users, that we find a last-minute fatal bug
> that causes us to cancel the vote, but there are versions of the
> Release Candidate still floating around.  That can hurt the AOO
> reputation if that happened.

This is implied on the 'Beta' label that was added on softpedia. Every
beta product assumes that bugs, even critical could surface.

>
> I'm not sure we can prevent this from happening, and still have an
> open and transparent voting process.  But maybe there is something we
> can do to discourage it?

At the bottom of the website it says  Feedback. Of course you could
legally contact the parent company about the issue but I dont think
that's necessary.

>
> -Rob
>
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